(BRISTOL, Tenn.) — Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Busch narrowly edged out rookie Kyle Larson, who came in second. Brian Vickers, Sam Hornish Jr., and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
Larson gave Busch a run for his money, attempting to pass him as they crossed the finish line but came up just short. Busch was able to hold on, winning by half a car length.
“He’s got a lot of talent,” Busch said when asked about his battle with Larson. “Obviously, he’s already made a name for himself and he’s got a lot going for him. I’m 27 and I feel like I’m getting old. Every time I looked in the rear view mirror he caught me, so I stopped looking. I didn’t want to know where he was at.”
The win was Busch’s second of the season and fifth Nationwide Series win at Bristol. He now has a series-record 53 victories.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN